The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, will appear in Eugene at the McDonald Theatre. The festival works with environmental groups across the globe to host screenings as a way to conduct outreach to communities and bring together a diverse audience to celebrate the natural wonders of the world. The goal is to use film to inspire people to help the lands and rivers that surround communities.
This evening of short films about love of nature is presented by the Upper Willamette Stewardship Network and will raise funds for education in the Upper Willamette watershed. These programs offer youth hands-on outdoors education experiences such as Salmon Watch field trips, riparian ecology lessons, culturally relevant education for Indigenous youth and more.